An introduction to Cryptography
by Phil Zimmermann
Number of pages: 80
This guide describes how to use PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) to securely manage your organization’s messages and data storage. The book provides an overview of the terminology and concepts you will encounter as you use PGP products. It contains discussions of security, privacy, and the vulnerabilities inherent in any security system, even PGP. This guide is useful to anyone who is interested in knowing the basics of cryptography, and explains the terminology and technology you will encounter as you use PGP products. You will find it useful to read before you begin working with cryptography.
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